[trans-loh-keyt, tranz-]

verb (used with object), trans·lo·cat·ed, trans·lo·cat·ing.

to move or transfer from one place to another; cause to change location; displace; dislocate.

Origin of translocate

First recorded in 1825–35; trans- + locate Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for translocate



(tr) to move; displace
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Medicine definitions for translocate


[trăns-lōkāt′, trănz-]


To change from one place or one position to another; to displace.
To transfer a chromosomal segment to a new position; to cause to undergo translocation.
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